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Why Djibouti and the Gulf of Aden matter for India and the Indo-Pacific

With the latest drone attacks launched by the Houthi rebels on the cargo ships transiting through the Gulf of Aden and southern Red Sea, the region in and around Djibou....

Towards a Common Understanding of the Future

One of the most discussed topics in Russian society is the current and future state of Russian-Indian relations, and their impact on the state of affairs in the modern world. Clearly, Valdai Discussion Club experts are directly involved in ongoing....

India-Russia Relations Show Resilience and Stability

The year 2023 ended on high note for India-Russia relations with the successful visit of External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar. The five-day visit to Moscow and St Petersburg was significant for numerous reasons for both sides and also contained....

Fortifying State Secrets: China's Authoritarian Revamp of the State Secrets Law

China's State Secrets Law, a cornerstone in the nation's authoritarian stranglehold on information, is undergoing a radical overhaul with the recent submission of a draft amendment. To fully grasp the implications of this legislative overhaul, it is ....

COP 28: A Breakthrough or a Stalemate?

The climate summit hosted by the UAE produced the first global stocktaking. This was a review of the progress made by member states in moving towards the agreed goals for emissions’ reduction. The report card was not satisfactory. COP 28 called on ....

Why did the Pakistani ‘Establishment’ Bring Back Nawaz Sharif to Pakistan?

Nawaz Sharif is Back
Nawaz Sharif, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, is leaving no stone unturned in projecting himself as an ‘ideal’ Prime Ministerial candidate for the forthcoming General Elections scheduled for 08 February nex....

Venezuela-Guyana Standoff-another possible flash point in Latin America

On Sunday, 3rd December, Venezuela declared, through a five- question referendum, that the Essequibo province of its eastern neighbour Guyana belonged to Venezuela following which the Venezuelan parliament passed a resolution on 6th December to annex....

India’s Resilient Constitution

The government decided in November 2015 to observe 26th November as Constitution Day or Sambidhan Divas to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution on 26th November 1949 which came into effect from 26th January 1950. The basic objective b....

Nepal’s Approach to China’s BRI

Nepal is strategically located in the middle of two giants, India and China. Being Nepal’s northern neighbour, China has been keen on increasing its investments in Nepal. The interests are not just economic, but rather strategic. China seeks to inc....

फिर हिंसा की मझधार में म्यांमार

पड़ोसी देश म्यांमार का गृह युद्ध 20 अक्टूबर के बाद से और भड़क गया है । देश के उत्तर, उत्तर-पश्चिम और....

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